Doubt Is a Key to Knowledge

Doubt is the key to knowledge
Doubt is a status of belief where one is unsure or uncertain of the factuality that makes of this world. Belief without doubt is faith, while belief subjected to doubt becomes knowledge. Without doubt empiricism in any area of knowledge cannot be inherited. Therefore for areas of knowledge such as history and science, doubt is needed to form knowledge. For area of knowledge such as science, a method of gaining this knowledge is through doubt, however from bias confirmation and denial of doubt and both does not employ doubt yet knowledge can be founded. Similarly to area of knowledge such as history, bias source analogy, denial of sources and lack of sources which again does not employ doubt can discover knowledge in history.
Scientific methods of manifesting knowledge are driven by the force of doubt. In science, scientists hypothesize then test, experiment and observe the hypothesis. However in order to gain an empirical based evidence a scientist must approach creating a hypothesis in a skeptical manner and thus doubt is employed in the formula to manifest knowledge. For instance Aristotle stated that a heavier object will fall faster than a lighter object, in direct proportion to the weight. However, Galileo Galilei doubted this and tested the fact with an experiment where he dropped two materials and they fell at the same time showing that the time it takes to fall is independent of the weight. This scientific method that utilized doubt had disproved a fact that has been accepted for over 2000 years 1 and given knowledge with empirical based evidence. As time goes on technology improves and in area of knowledge of science, scientists will consistently doubt the same fact either to disprove the original theory or to strengthen the empirical based evidence in order to leave less room for doubt. Galileo’s experiment has been revisited by modern scientists that have access to technology such as vacuum pumps to minimize the amount...